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Serial No: 40388
(05/06/1974, male)
List top 5 skills: commercial experience, operations management
Short Bio:

Has 19 years international experience in executive leadership, complex operations, program and change management. Holds a strategic mindset, commercial acumen and proven managerial ability with considerable stakeholder management expertise. Engaging communicator, has high emotional intelligence and ability to develop relationships, with record that reflects excellence in the leadership and development of high performing teams and organisations, and proven ability to generate commercial growth.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

General Management, Manufacturing and Operations, education and training

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:

Andorra, Australia, Bahamas, The, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean T., British Virgin Islands, canada, Caribbean, the, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, cyprus, Europe, France, Gibraltar, Italy, maldives, malta, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands Antilles, S Vincent & Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Virgin Islands, British


Has 19 years international experience in executive leadership, organisational development, as well as complex operations, program and change management. Holds a strategic mindset, commercial acumen and proven managerial ability with considerable stakeholder management expertise. An engaging communicator with highly developed organisational skills, he couples inclusivity, systematic analysis and logic to deliver considered and incisive decision making. With acute emotional intelligence and proven ability to develop key relationships, his record demonstrates excellence in the leadership and development of high performing teams and organisations.


Career Summary

Commercial Director
Olesinski Ltd – Luxury Goods
May to December 2015

Transformed the nature and commercial outlook of a successful production yacht design studio through internal diversification and sector positioning to secure recognition, growth and contracts within the Superyacht industry.

• Authored the strategic development plan to reframed the organisation’s resources, develop the culture and structure to de-centralise the management of internal operations.

• Developed a commercial engagement framework and internal cross-function production process to optimise organisational capacity, fuse cross departmental resources and underpin expansion.

• Drove the change program, supporting the implementation of the new structure, commercial engagement and production process, fostering coordination to generate production efficiencies and streamline delivery.

• Established the business development and marketing function, forging key relationships with industry influencers and securing an enduring commercial contract with the sector’s premier manufacturer.


Managing Director
Per4orm® Ltd – Management Consultancy
2013 – 2015

Specialists in strategic planning, executive development, and organisational development, successfully served a portfolio of public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas to ignite organisational performance.

• Within a central role at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom provided consulting solutions to drive continuous improvement within broad assurance mandate and drive the quality of the learning experience.

• Led the redesign, reinvigoration and assurance of the coaching element of their flagship leadership course.

• Matured the strategic business plan of a London based commercial training provider, to re-define their commercial offering, transforming this from a fledgling business to competitive market provider.

• Orchestrated the planning and delivery of a Shanghai based promotional campaign culminating in a successful bid to design and deliver a strategic leadership package for their Chinese C-Suite network.

Chief of Staff – Professional Training Management   2013

Head of professional training division, provided direction, guidance and advice, whilst fostering a culture of continuous improvement and delivered the assurance of high-risk professional training.

• Initiated the comprehensive review of strategic training to transforming the scope and quality of outputs.

• Drove the implementation of coaching on a senior leadership, pan departmental basis to share best practice, strengthen corporate knowledge and organisational resilience, to reduce overall training wastage by 20%.

• Re-engineered the management of critical training resources to secure and sustain the delivery of all outputs.


Chief Operating Officer and Program Director
Global Defence and Security Operations
2009 – 2012

Led multi disciplinary group of 100 personnel, holding fiduciary responsibility for the delivery of high profile national security capability, as well as considerable support to the 2012 Olympics Games and emerging global operations.

• Capably managed the delivery of a high profile capability, providing direction, guidance, oversight, as well as considerable leadership and management of a geographically dispersed group.

• In addition to primary duties, led the cross agency partnering, joint planning, exercise and deployment of national assets to fuse and streamline resources within the matrix of the 2012 Olympic Games Security Plan.

• Drove the strategic planning aspects, the design of mutually agreed command and control structures, whilst fusing complimentary capabilities to streamline inter agency systems, process and resource.

• Redirected the full gamut of capability training and mid range plans to focus on the existing semi-national and emerging global remit, and transformed the planning, risk and safety management culture at all levels.

• Orchestrated all aspects of the integrated deployment of this capability whilst meeting existing global remit.

• Lead technical advisor and deployed on scene commander throughout the entirety of the Operation.

• Applauded by a series of governmental agencies and senior officials, was commended at the highest military level, for his “Outstanding contribution” to the safety and security of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Deputy Chief of Staff – Professional Training Management  2009

Deputy Director of professional training centre, head of department of up to 20 personnel and 80 students with assets of £5M, coached staff, instructed, mentored and assessed students, assured the delivery of all training.

• Led the dynamic review of all training syllabus and redesign of training outcomes commensurate with current Defence doctrine and operational requirements to drive effectiveness of the Centre’s outputs.

• Embedded a coaching culture to transform student success rates, share best practice and develop staff.

• Negotiated new supporting infrastructure and redesigned patterns of training to bridge the delta between the classroom environment and live operations in order to de-risk military operations and drive efficiency.

• Significant input and support to the future design and dispersal of training resources and infrastructure.


Senior Project Manager
Defence Research and Development, Canada (DRDC Toronto)
2006 – 2008

Within this globally renowned centre for research, led the design and development of scientific and technological projects to increase the breadth, depth and safety of conventional military and counter terrorist special operations.

• Transformed the tempo of existing projects, and drove through the application of new and emerging technologies to capably meet existing requirements, ameliorate human risk and increase productivity.

• Successfully campaigned and secured board level endorsement to herald a pioneering $5M military research project and lever an unparalleled capability, key safety enhancement and a $1.5M cost saving.

• Liaised internationally with key stakeholders from 10 nations to secure enduring support to this project.

• Responded to and delivered the timely restoration of a critical national maritime counter terrorist capability.

• Commended for his outstanding personal contribution to the Canadian military and international research.


Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Her Majesty’s Warship
2003 – 2006

Managed the daily operation of a £50M+ Warship, coordinated the successful delivery of a dynamic and varied operational program whilst ensuring the safety and welfare of all personnel in a variety of diverse settings.

• Dynamically led, managed and ensured the efficient delivery and due diligence of deployed operations, the critical traction within an extensive £3M refit, and subsequent return to frontline duties; on time, on budget.

• Mentored the senior leadership team to nurture professional growth and strategic perspective, whilst embedding a coaching culture within the senior practitioners to unlock potential and generate capacity.

• Led the Ship through challenging assessment period, drawing praise and winning awards for prowess.

• Held Command, having been bestowed full responsibility through unforeseen circumstances.


Britannia Royal Naval College, DARTMOUTH,
Leading to a variety of Junior Executive roles
1997 – 2002

Following selection for Officer entry, a comprehensive period of general military and leadership training leading to a series of roles linked to international counter narcotic operations, foreign diplomacy and UK territorial defence.


Undergraduate Industrial Placement at Maersk Shipping (Formerly P&O Nedlloyd Lines)
1995 – 1996

A one year undergraduate placement taken within the business development and logistics departments of P&O Nedlloyd Lines as part of a multi disciplinary, maritime oriented, business degree at Cardiff University.


Education & Qualifications

• Institute of Leadership and Management (MSc) Level 7 Certificate Executive Management (Distinction) (2013)

• Institute of Leadership and Management (MSc) Level 7 Certificate Executive Coaching (Distinction) (2013)

• APMP Project Management Certification (First time pass) (2012)

• PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner (First time pass) (2012)

• Corporate Communications and Media Handling Skills (2011)

• Royal Navy Executive Command Training Course (2004)

• Professional Military Training (HSE) Diving, Tri Service EOD, Minewarfare, response driver) (2002)

• Royal Navy Executive Training Course (1999)

• Tri service Italian (Colloquial) Language (1999)

• Officer Leadership and Executive Military Training (Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth) (1997-1999)

• BSc (Hons) Maritime Studies (3rd year Business Development Placement (Cardiff University) (2:1) (1993-1997)

• New York Certificate of Merit for Academic Excellence (National Honor Society) (State of New York) (1993)

• Graduation from Scotia Glenville High School, NY, USA) (1992-1993)

• Selected for Rotary International Youth Exchange Student (Gap Year) Program (1 of 20 in UK)

• Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award (Carisbrooke High School) (1992)

• RYA Day Skipper and GCSE Nautical Studies (Carisbrooke High School) (1991)

• 4 A levels (Business, General Studies, Geography, Politics) 11 GCSE (Carisbrooke High School) (1987-1992)


Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM)



Keen traveller, accomplished endurance athlete (up to Ironman distance) whom continues to compete in variety of alpine, land and sea related activities on a semi competitive basis and routinely in aid of Help for Heroes.



Professional references are available on request